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Special judge selection rule amended

November 23, 2010

The Indiana Supreme Court has amended the eligibility section of Indiana Trial Rule 79 regarding special judge selection.

It now says any regular judge of a Circuit, Superior, or Probate Court, a senior judge, or a person serving as a full-time judicial officer in a court of record, including a person who has been a member of a panel for selection, is eligible for appointment by a trial court as a special judge, unless the person falls under noted exceptions.

The amendment takes effect Jan. 1, 2011.

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